Traveling Mercies?

People often when traveling somewhere will pray for “traveling mercies.”  After traveling now for my work the last 8 months and hearing time after time people pray for my “traveling mercies” or pray that the Lord might grant me traveling mercies, I have often wondered, “does that make any sense, at all!” 

Traveling – the action of making a journey, typically of some length or abroad.

Mercies– is one showing compassion and forgiveness toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

So technically when we pray this, we are praying that God would be compassionate and forgive us of our traveling so that he would not crash our car when he could? Why not just pray for “safe travels.”

One Comment on “Traveling Mercies?”

  1. Bryan Frei says:

    yo man, I have thought the same thing before. Are you reading my mind?

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